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Russell Kenworthy Collection

Identifier: FMS-154

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of items that Russell Kenworthy took with him when he entered a local nursing home. It includeds photographs of his parents and other relatives, baby books and albums, and legal documents concerning his father's estate. After his death, the nursing home turned the material over to West Richmond Friends Meeting, as there were no immediate relatives.


  • 1909-2004
  • Other: Date acquired: 09/07/2004

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Some materials may be protected by copyright. Permission to reproduce and to publish for commercial purposes must be requested from the Archivist.

Biographical or Historical Information

Russell Eugene Kenworthy was born in Richmond, Indiana, May 7, 1927. His father, Richard Peter Kenworthy (1894-1969) was the son of Truman Cooper Kenworthy, a well-known Quaker minister and pastor in Ohio, Indiana, and Iowa. His mother, Nellie Ruth (Jones) Kenworthy (1899-1986), was a native of Grayson County, Virginia, and moved to Indiana as a child. Russell was his parents' only child. He spent his entire life in Richmond and the surrounding area until his death, April 26, 2004.

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1 Boxes

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This collection consists of legal documents, photographs, correspondence, and ephemera relating to Russell Kenworthy, a lifelong member of West Richmond Friends Meeting, and his parents, Richard P. and Nellie Ruth (Jones) Kenworthy. It reflects middle-class Quaker family life in Indiana.

Physical Access Requirements

Photographs are scattered throughout the collection.

Method of Acquisition

Donation, West Richmond Monthly Meeting.

Appraisal Information

No more additions are expected.

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Repository Details

Part of the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives Repository